If you’re looking to save money and gain access to world-class talent for your web projects, you should consider outsourcing your agency’s projects. There are plenty of online marketing agencies that outsource web development to third parties but with that comes great risk – to do it successfully there are a few things to look out for in order to mitigate those risks and generate consistent returns while serving your clients.
The range of services they provide
Outsourcing to either web development companies or freelancers can be a huge pain if you don’t have a basic idea of what you want to achieve. Some companies specialize in mobile development and others are good with web design. There are many steps that include not only quality code writing, but also team development, quality assurance, risk assessment and more. An outsourcing company that provides the full range of IT services can guide you on how to bring out the best project idea, provide a non-trivial solution and create an amazing product that will ignite your target market. Rendering the full scope of IT services is a must-have for IT companies to produce a successful project. Take a look at what you want, the range of services they provide and then their level of expertise.
Envision the project from start to finish and try to imagine any difficulties which may arise. The easiest way to do this is by asking a list of questions to understand the company’s expertise and their value proposition. A company’s domain expertise is another important criterion that you should take into factor when choosing to outsource. The best outsourcing companies – like Kha Creation in Pleasant Hill, California – should be able to provide information on certification and should be certified to high-grade quality standards. The backgrounds of your team, including experience and degrees, are not less important. Find out the technologies the selected company is proficient in, have a look at their recently implemented projects, and qualify their accomplishments by looking at their industry experience.
Location location location!
A high level of responsiveness is valuable in business. A big part of avoiding a disaster with an outsourced web project is their ability to manage the project. Look into how the company managers and developers interact with others, what communication tools they use, and how fast they are in providing answers and solutions. Choosing a company based in your time zone could make or break your project – so using that as one of your criteria should be seriously considered. (Based in Pleasant Hill, California, KHA Creation is the trusted source for many agencies looking to white label their services.)
Skilled project managers have excellent interpersonal skills and manage projects in a professional way that involves tracking developer performance, providing feedback, and managing team changes. It’s crucial for the project manager to be involved in all the outsourced work and with the outsourcing company – having a proactive management team helps to ensure that problems are resolved as quickly as possible.
Software quality and professional approach
You should choose a team based on their skills and their ability to apply useful tools and frameworks that accelerate development and increase work efficiency and productivity. Ask about out what mockup tools, delivery process/methodology, tracking systems, and quality software metrics they employ to make software, develop web projects or mobile apps.
An aspect that helps justify the cost of outsourcing firms is that they will support you and have a record of your work. Make sure they are competent enough to properly manage the contract. As a rule, experienced companies provide overviews of implemented projects and case studies on their sites. Check out whether they have similar contracts, verify the technologies and frameworks that were applied in a particular project, study their major partners, and check their references and online reviews.
Are you an agency owner looking to save time, money and stress?
Based in Pleasant Hill, California, KHA Creation provides white-label web development services for online marketing agencies. We help agencies like yours create a full-cycle project plan for to serve each of your client’s website needs. Chances are you’ve tried outsourcing before and been deeply disappointed in the lack of timely communication, quality of work and even the pricing. KHA Creation is different, here’s why:
- Based in Northern California, our headquarters are within the same (or nearly the same) time zone! This means communication with our team is a breeze.
- KHA Creation is full of technically brilliant developers. Our developers are trained in every development platform. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our work here, here, and here.
- KHA Creation is your low-cost solution. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard “You should raise your prices!” Crazy, right? It’s probably true, and someday we probably will. But not yet and not for you.
Contact KHA Creation to set up an online Zoom call to see how much you could be saving by outsourcing your web development today.